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April 20, 2018

Justice Department "Reviewing" At Least Two of the Memos Comey Leaked to His Pal To Leak to the NYT, For Possible Violations of Classified Material Law


One of the memos contained information that wasn’t classified when Comey turned it over to a Columbia law school professor, but was later upgraded to “confidential,” the lowest level of classification, The Wall Street Journal reported.

In the other, Comey redacted parts that he knew were classified to protect that information before he handed the documents over to the law prof, Daniel Richman, who passed them along to The New York Times.

Sean Davis noted this past January that, seven months later (and now nine months later), CNN still hasn't corrected its #FakeNews false reportage that Trump was lying when he said Comey leaked classified memos.

We now know that one was "confidential" and the other contained classified information (which Comey, allegedly, redacted).

CNN just leaves its original story up, uncorrected, no matter how much weight of its falsity piles up against it.

And who wrote it? Jake Tapper, the Super-Factual Only Honest Man in the Room (when James Comey isn't in the room, naturally).

Sean Davis wrote in January:

Trump's tweet [accusing Comey of leaking classified information] was based on a report from The Hill that a majority of the memos taken by Comey after he was fired contained classified information:
More than half of the memos former FBI Director James Comey wrote as personal recollections of his conversations with President Trump about the Russia investigation have been determined to contain classified information, according to interviews with officials familiar with the documents.

CNN's Jake Tapper, however, took issue with Trump’s statement, and wrote the following lede and supporting paragraphs in a CNN story accusing the president of peddling false information about the nature of the information leaked by James Comey after he was fired by the president:

The Columbia University Law School professor and confidant of former FBI Director James Comey refuted a charge by President Donald Trump and his advocates in the media Monday: that Comey shared classified information with journalists.

Daniel Richman, with whom Comey shared at least one memo -- the contents of which Richman shared with New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt -- said President Trump was simply wrong.

"No memo was given to me that was marked 'classified,'" Daniel Richman told CNN. "No memo was passed on to the Times."

Davis notes that's the same dodge Hillary Clinton used -- asked if she put classified documents on her system, she said they weren't marked classified.

As regards some of Hillary's emails, that's because she ordered her minions to strip the classified markings out. In others, it's because the documents were so fresh they hadn't been formally classified -- yet.

The only person who could mark Comey's classified memos as classified was James Comey, because no one else knew about them -- until he gave them to a pal to read to the New York Times.

Davis continues:

As it turns out, however, the information leaked by Comey was classified, and the records in his possession were clearly government records which Comey was not authorized to possess or distribute. How do we know the information was classified? Because the FBI itself told Congress as much. In fact, the information leaked by Comey was so sensitive that members of Congress were not even allowed to read the memos he wrote outside of a Special Compartmented Information Facility, or SCIF, a highly secure room or area designed to prevent classified information consumed within from being improperly distributed.

Instead of correcting his #FakeNews false story, Jake Clapper chooses to tweet superficial #ResumeEnhancing phony sentiments about veterans to get his #SalonHot25 Spirit Squad to vouch for his good conservative character.

As we're seeing, it's standard practice for DC swamp creatures to cover up the stink of their falsehoods with the cheap dimestore perfume of sanctimony.

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